This week in Winning Post

Winter rolls on with a strong card at Flemington with automatic entry into the VRC Derby or VRC Oaks on offer the highlight of an even card.

While in Sydney the July Sprint is the stand out race at Saturday's Randwick meeting.

At Flemington the two-year-olds rise to 1800m in the Byerley Handicap with the winner of the race exempt from the ballot of the derby (if a colt or gelding) or oaks (if a filly) later in the year.

We will have all the tips, form, previews and speed maps to help you find a winner.

On Sunday the focus switches to Bendigo with the running of the feature Mosstrooper Steeple and Dreschsler Hurdle. Leading jumps jockey Steven Pateman's column will have all the news you need to keep you up to date. Zed Em has already picked up three feature steeplechases this season by claiming the Von Doussa, Brierly and Thackeray treble. Can he make it four? We'll have all the information you need to find a winner.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for Geelong synthetic and Taree as well as fields, colours and selections for Wagga Wagga and Ipswich.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Flemington in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Queensland and Belmont in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Wodonga (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 4, while elsewhere in the paper Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

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Inside Winning Post July 22 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
What you think of Racing NSWs plan to reshuffle their spring carnival to clash with Caulfield Guineas day?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Royal Randwick Saturday - R6 N6 Loyalty Man 2nd
Royal Randwick Saturday - R5 N7 Parlay Vous 5th
Letter of the Week

Bring it on

Like many, I had dreamed of a national approach to racing, but it’s gone. So let’s make the most of the State versus State free-for-all that we now have.
Carnivals encroaching on the ends of another divide the horse and jockey talent pool. But on the flip side, more horses and jockeys get a chance to showcase their talents in big races, and maybe progress to an even bigger stage.
Racing NSW and Racing Victoria’s understanding of the vacant sport space between football and cricket season is pleasing. Moving into that warmer, vacant space by pushing carnivals back a fortnight would increase turnover, which increases prizemoney. Increased advertising, patronage, and turnover, therefore prize-money, will help owners.
I expect Victoria to extend their autumn carnival, giving owners of dry trackers an autumn option.
Whilst cooperation would’ve been nice, let’s now make the most of competition.


John Tutty
Tweed Heads (NSW)
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Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: